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The Health Benefits and Cons of Coffee

By EatingWell Editors, "The Health Perks & Pans of Coffee," March/April 2011

Information every coffee lover should have.


READER'S COMMENT:
"Concerning "GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, etc", drink chickweed tea, or eat some alfalfa sprout tablets, which have a high p.h. level, low acid. I used to have a burning feeling in my stomach, so I quit drinking coffee. Now that I drink...
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Concerning "GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, etc", drink chickweed tea, or eat some alfalfa sprout tablets, which have a high p.h. level, low acid. I used to have a burning feeling in my stomach, so I quit drinking coffee. Now that I drink chickweed or eat alfalfa sprouts in the tablet form, I no longer have this problem.

Anonymous

03/01/2014 - 9:57pm

Good article but it fails to mention the unfortunate acidic characteristic of coffee, which is a big issue for people that suffer from GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, etc.

Anonymous

06/05/2013 - 10:13am

Statistics don't care about one or two cases, the article said it lowers risk not eliminates any chance.

Anonymous

06/05/2013 - 6:49am

You are going to die either way. May as well enjoy your coffee.

Anonymous

12/04/2012 - 7:52am

Regarding another article you have about coffee, it was stated that "most good coffee makers regulate the water temperature (to about 200 degrees) for you," but my experience tells me that's not true. I tested three different automatic drip coffee makers i have, none of them cheap, and the hottest any of them got the water was 174, and most of the time it was lower. To get 200 degree water, I have to heat it in my electric kettle (I tested that, too, and when I asked for 200 degree water, that's what I got) and brew the coffee by pouring it over ground coffee in a cone filter.

Anonymous

04/04/2012 - 10:53pm

I drink one cup of coffee every morning a half hour before I work out because it is a great bronchodilator and I have physical induced asthma. I also use my inahler but the coffee helps when it is combined with it. The recommendation to drink a cup of caffeine a half hour before exercise came from my Asthma and Allergen specialist.

Anonymous

01/02/2012 - 12:29pm

Coffee isn't a magic bullet for reducing dementia, Alzheimers, or diabetes. Certainly, other factors are involved. I've been drinking multiple cups every day for nearly 40 years...and it's not even habit forming.

Anonymous

01/02/2012 - 11:06am

most of the coffees are filled with ARTIFICIAL flavors added to the non organic coffees...anybody drinking these artificial flavors are doing a grave injustice to their bodies....same with all recipies in this mag that has sugar sugar sugar as their 2nd ingredient and buttuer and all the junk added to the recipies should learn to watch because that is why the people in the country is fat and getting all kinds of illnesses ...like diabetes cancer, and heart problems......unfortunately most people have no knowledge about the proper nutrition that can be taught to them with great TASTING foods......wish I could help0 the world....please try to find out............

Anonymous

12/01/2011 - 11:52am

I have COPD and I have brought myself out of a very severe attack many times by standing over a pot of coffee.
Coffee is a bronchodilator and it has saved my life because of it.
I drink coffee to enhance the benefits of caffeine as well.

Anonymous

11/28/2011 - 2:13am

I do not agree with you when you say that drinking coffee reduce the risk of dementia and also that lowered the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. My mom since she was a young girl drank at least 10 cups of coffee a day and she developed type 2 diabetes at 40 now she has type 1 diabetes and she also
suffers from Alzheimer's and Parkinson, now the doctors cut her coffee intake to 2 a day. She is now
75.

Anonymous

11/28/2011 - 1:34am



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